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Classic Cars in Rhodesia

MODEL T; MODEL A; OTHER FORD


Make Ford
History          
Year 1927
Owned by Ken Stowell of Salisbury in 1965, believed to have gone to Cape Town, South Africa.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA 13093
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Grey / black
           
Registration Numbers S-75/SRH,
RSB-1499/SRH
References
 
 

 

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History          
Year 1927
Very early Model A with single braking system. Owned by T.W. Rackham of Bulawayo in 1968. Later went to Johannesburg.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA1242
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Dawn grey / black
           
Registration Numbers B-2146/SRH

References
 
 

 

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History          
Year 1928
Built up from scrap by Bill Charnock in the mid 1970s, now in South Africa.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA3900
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Brown / white
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

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History          
Year 1928
Owned by Brian Louth of Bulawayo. Rebuilt from parts acquired from various scrapyards as well as from Arthur Claasen. Rebuild finished around 1998.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo Bruce Beckley
 
Ford AFord A

 

Make Ford
History          
Year 1928
Built up from parts by Jimmy Williamson in the mid 1970s. Taken with him to South Africa in the 1980s.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA148264
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers 295-191-J/RHO
References 7th Annual VVC Zimbabwe Rally.
 
 

 

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History          
Year 1928
Owned by Dr. P.J.D. Van Wyk in 1968, later acquired by a Dr. Ryan, then Alan Reid who possibly took the car to South Africa.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA67211
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers B-2816/SRH
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928 Owned by Alec Philp since around 1968. Passed onto his son Liam after Alec passed away.


Model Model A
Chassis No. CA79797
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours Black then green / black
           
Registration Numbers S-3608/SRH, RSH-7722/SRH, 228-090-Y/RHO
References 7th Annual VCC Zimbabwe Rally; 1972 Annual Vintage Reliability Run.
 
1928 Ford A

 

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Year 1928 Built up by Bob Southon around 1982. Believed sold to an American film director who took the car back to America.


Model Model A
Chassis No. 573960
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster pick-up
Colours Tan / brown
           
Registration Numbers
References Photo Viv Westbury
 
1928 Ford Pickup

 

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Year 1928
Fitted with steel wire spoke wheels, fairly rare in Southern Africa, thought to be
the only one in Rhodesia in 1976, owned by Alan W.B. Napier. Restoration
nearing completion in 1976.
Model Model AA
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style LWB 1 1/2 Ton truck
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Automobilist Vol. 2/3
 



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Year 1928
Built up from parts by Mike Le Patourel in Rusape. By 1970 the car had been used on 2 Shell Umtali and 2 Beira runs. Owned by Mike till he passed away in 2009, car owned by his wife Jenny who too the car to Australia.

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAH11398
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours Beige / grey with black fenders
           
Registration Numbers B-393/SRH
References
 




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Year 1928
American built car. Owned by Arthur Claasen of Bulawayo in 1970. Found as a pile of scrap in 1952 and completely restored.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours              
Registration Numbers B-2653/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
 1928 Ford A
 


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Year 1928
Fitted with a model B engine. Owned by A. Nicholson in 1965. Later owned by M. Stephenson, Tony' A.E. Roe of Salisbury in 1970 & 72, then Sue Davidge-Pitts. A much rallied car, believed to now be in South Africa.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder C101094
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers B-3009/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
 1928 Ford A

 

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Year 1928
Body found on a farm in Marondellas, rolling chassis in Hatfield. Rebuilt and used daily by Dave G. Parsons of Salisbury from around 1965. Completed 5 reliability runs to Umtali and two Beira runs. Believed to still be in Zimbabwe.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. 115832
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Beige / black
           
Registration Numbers RSF-2108/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
 1928 Ford A1928 Ford A

 

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Year 1928 Body No F2591. Owned by Bill Wood 1972-1975, ex George Allman (1965). Photo taken at Bill Wood's residence, Salisbury. Later noted with T. Jefferies of Cape Town.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA115649
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up with wooden box body
Colours Desert sand with black wings
           
Registration Numbers G-1126/SRH
References Nick Wood; 1965 Annual Vintage Reliability Run; 1972 Annual Vintage Reliability Run
 
1928 Ford A

 

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Year 1928
Owned by Dr. B. Perchman in 1965. Car was involved in an accident in Beira on one of the Beira runs - Repaired and driven back home.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA17476
Coachbuilder
Body Style Roadster pick-up
Colours Green & black
           
Registration Numbers S-17765/SRH
References
 
 

 

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Year 1928
Rebuilt by John Apps of Que Que around 1989, still owned by him in Bulawayo.


Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CA35798
Coachbuilder
Body Style Tourer
Colours
           
Registration Numbers Dawn grey / green with black fenders
References
 
 

 

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Year 1928
Acquired by Doug Berry's father from the original owner, used as a family car till 1945. Then cut in half and used as a chicken run. Doug Berry restored the car in 1963 and used it regularly, often towing a caravan to South Africa for holidays. Acquired by John Apps after Doug passed away.


Model Model A
Chassis No. CA79163
Engine No. CA37732
Coachbuilder
Body Style Tourer
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers B-3005/SRH
References
 
 

 

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Year 1928
Body no. 0007773Owned by Colin R. Morris of Salisbury in 1965-1970, who was the car's third owner. The car was running regularly until 1952. Found virtually complete and restored in 1963. The original owner believed that only two coupes were sold in Salisbury in 1928. Competed seven Umtali runs, won the "Charles Griffiths" trophy three times and competed in numerous local events.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAO3741
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Special coupe with rumble seat
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers S-3784/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
 1928 Ford A1928 Ford A

 

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Year 1928
Rebuilt from parts by Eddie Flawn in the 1970s, completed around 1979. Later sold to Howard Butler then Gordon Read then Dawie Erasmus who still has the car in Harare.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA94554
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer (Phaeton?)
Colours Shadowlite green, dawn grey / black then cream / brown fenders
           
Registration Numbers 322-893-V/RHO
References
 
1928 Ford A
 

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Year 1928
Owned by Francis Scott of Umtali in 1966.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA94880
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Beige / black
           
Registration Numbers S-3/SRH
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Built out of several scrap heaps. Most parts came from H. Truter of Odzi. Engine is from a 1930 sedan, chassis from a 1928 car. The sedan windscreen was mounted onto the 28 tourer body, steering was found in the Maranke Reserve. Rebuilt and owned by H. Lombard of Odzi in 1967. Believed to be in South Africa.
Model Model A
Chassis No. CA111362
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Lemon chrome / black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Owned by F. Sargent in 1965.
Model Model A
Chassis No. CA66579
Engine No. CA137845
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers H-49/SRH
References
 
1928 Ford A
 

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Year 1928
Owned by Rob Marshall of Harare since the 1970s. Engine removed and fitted to Rob's roadster. Car for sale in 2010.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAA97043
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
1928 Ford A
 

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Year 1928
Belonged to W.C. Jamieson of Bromley in 1936, the earliest date in the registration book. Licensed till 1951, the car then stood on blocks till 1968 when it was acquires by E.F. Tessendorf of Gatooma.  
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAR244
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up
Colours Dark green
           
Registration Numbers S-4010/SRH
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Owned by Trevor Wiggington in 1973.
Model Model A
Chassis No. A3010C1
Engine No. CA114732
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Found in derelict condition in Glendale by Matt Stevenson, sold to Stan Dent (around 1970?). Body found by Bill Clarke and Wiggy Bennett at Den Sheperds Farm in Norton.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CA/171
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Cream / chocolate brown
           
Registration Numbers Q-1928/SRH
References
 

 

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Year 1928
Rebuilt by Lat Fuller for his brother Roy around 1987. Later sold to Howard Butler, then to someone in Botswana.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAO 6346
Coachbuilder
Body Style Tourer
Colours Niagara blue and duchess blue with black fenders
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Acquired by George Posselt from the original owners, rebuild completed in 1984. Later sold to Steve Garrett, possibly now in Australia.
Model Model A
Chassis No. CA57808
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Special coupe
Colours Arabian sand / copra drab / black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1928
Owned by Edward Fay of Bulawayo in 1967.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAQ1840
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers B-14130/SRH
References
 
1928 Ford A
 

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Year 1928
Found as a running farm truck in Chipinga, most of the body was missing, rebuilt by James Hardaker of Umtali in 1975.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CA28232
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Tan / black
           
Registration Numbers 248-503-L/RHO
References
 
1928 Ford A
 


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Year 1929
Canadian built Ford. Acquired by Eddie Flawn in 1957 from Puzey & Diss salesman Nicky Belford. Used by Eddie in the 1st Annual Vintage Reliability Run in 1959 and in many others, including the the 50th Anniversary run in 2009. Still owned by Eddie. 
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAW 260
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sports Coupe, body no. F2-1505
Colours Blue, then Black with green hood, now brown
           
Registration Numbers B-3598/SRH, 290-900-V/RHO, AAT-5230/ZIM.
References Eddie Flawn; VCCZ Newsletter July 1990, Nick Wood, 1961 Annual Vintage Reliability Run.
 
 Ford A
 

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Year 1929 Chassis and axles with wooden spoke wheels and cable brakes, fairly rare,
owned by Alan W.B. Napier in 1976


Model Model AC
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 1 1/2 Ton truck
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References Automobilist Vol. 2/3
 
 

 

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Year 1929 Built up from scrap by Frank Thompson in Gwelo in 1965/66. Later taken to South Africa by Frank. Possibly the car shown in the photo below

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA148264
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Closed cab pick-up
Colours Green
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
closed cab pickup

 

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Year 1929 Axles, engine, gearbox bought as scrap in Nyanga. Body and chassis bought from R. Skipwith in Penhalonga. Rebuilt by Brian William Barrett around 1980.

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAQ2108
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Dark andalucite blue / black
           
Registration Numbers 329-721-R/RHO
References
 
 
 

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Year 1929 Originally a tourer which was cut behind the front seat and fitted with a pick-up box. Owned by Tommy Lemon from 1977 until he passed away. Sold by his widow around 2006, possibly to someone in South Africa.

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA49241
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer / pick-up
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers H-525/SRH
References
 
 
 

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Year 1929 Owned jointly by Messrs. M. Wakefield, C. Stobart and M. Tippet in 1973.

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA73505
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick up
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

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Year 1929 RHD. Manufactured in Canada and shipped to either South Africa or Southern Rhodesia. Discovered in Bulawayo by the Matthews family around 1970. Partially restored and used on various car runs. Sold in 1994 to Nigel Tucker, another partial restoration carried out, folding top fitted, major engine work carried out. Used extensively for rallies and outings in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Shipped to the UK in 1998.  


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAY9930
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Arabian sand / copra drab / black fenders
           
Registration Numbers 183-349-N/RHO
References Nigel Tucker
 
1929 Ford A

 

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Year 1929
Owned by A.J.E. Needham of Sinoia in 1970. Found on a farm in 1967, fitted
with a home made pick-up body. Restored with tudor sedan body.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours              
Registration Numbers B-3647/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
1929 Ford A

 

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Year 1929
Canadian built car. Purchased from Ian Bull around 1964 by Alex Atkinson of Salisbury. Winner of the 'Donas Elviras' rally in Beira in 1965, runner up in 1966. Competed in all Shell Runs till 1980, car known as 'My Fair Lady'. Also on 1961 AVRR - See 1972 AVRR. Later taken to Cape Town, South Africa, where the car was sold in 1988/89. Colour photo taken on a Fort Victoria Run.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAW 1031
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Grey / black
           
Registration Numbers V-707/SRH
References Nick Wood
 
 1930 Ford A1930 Ford A

 

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Year 1930 Auctioned by Burchmores auction 3/12/1987 in South Africa.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up
Colours              
Registration Numbers S-1197/SRH
References Burchmores 3/12/1987
 
 



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Year 1930 Owned and restored by Jan Van Tonder of Enkeldoorn in 1973, later taken to South Africa (around 1980).


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. 573640
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 


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Year 1930 Owned by Roger V.G. Link around 1963. Acquired by J.M. Johnson around 1965. Photo taken on a Shell Umtali Run c1963.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAP 1183
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster pick-up
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers S-5349/SRH, RSE-49?
References Nick Wood
 
 1929 Ford A



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Year 1930 Owned by Mike Geldard in 1967, later sold to Dr. John Davy who still owns the car in Harare. Fitted with a 1931 radiator shell after the original was damaged in an accident.


Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAP1905
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Chocolate brown / black 1967 later all black
           
Registration Numbers S-5454/SRH, 62-5449-Q/RHO
References
 
 



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Year 1930 Owned by Garth MacLoed-Selkirk in 1967. Later owned by Chris Regeris, then Keith Murrell. Keith restored the car, repainting it yellow / black. Owned jointly today by Keith's sons Alan & Kevin in Harare.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAT8462
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Blue / black mudguards, then yellow / black
           
Registration Numbers S-4729/SRH, 61-806-E/RHO
References
 
1930 Model A


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Year 1930
At one stage owned by someone at Alaska Mine. Owned by Alec Henderson and used in the 1st Vintage Car Reliabilty Run in 1959. Later owned by someone in Umvukwes (possibly J. Chesney-Martin who owned the car in 1961) from whom the car was acquired by Hilton Goodall and later A. Napier. Both photos were taken at Donnybrook Circuit but some 30 odd years apart. Still in Zimbabwe owned by Howard Butler.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAO 6142
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Town sedan
Colours Cream with brown wings
           
Registration Numbers B-5018/SRH, 123-890-M/RHO
References Nick Wood; 7th Annual VCC Zimbabwe Rally; Eddie Flawn

 
 1929 Ford A1929 Ford A
 

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Year 1930 Rebuilt from scrap by Neil Snatt, rebuild completed around 1980. Later taken to Durban, South Africa.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA38968
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan
Colours Green / black            
Registration Numbers 382-056-C/RHO
References
 
 1930 Ford A

 

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Year 1930
157" WB with double rear wheels, wooden stakebed. Body no. 12F974. May be an English AAF and not American or Canadian as some parts are marked AAF. Found on a farm in Penhalonga. Possibly the only lwb in Rhodesia, owned by Alan W.B. Napier. Later sold to Jon Atkinson who fitted the wooden stakes on the flatbed, sold to Richard Paxton, may now be in South Africa or Australia.
Model Model AA
Chassis No. CAA07625
Engine No. CAA07625
Coachbuilder  
Body Style 2 1/4 Ton truck
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers 381-997-N/RHO
References Automobilist Vol. 2/3
 
1928 Model AAFord AA

 

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Year 1930
Owned by Mike Smith of Harare in the 1970s and 80s. Later sold to Dave Riley, then in 2006 to Viv Westbury and in 2007 to Martin Sherfield of Bulawayo.
Model Model AA
Chassis No.
Engine No.
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Truck
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
1930 AA1930 AA

 

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Year 1930
Owned by Albert Victor Lowe of Bulawyo in 1965. Later acquired by L. Fay.

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA140073
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers G-3462/SRH
References
 
1930 Model A

 

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Year 1930
Bought from Mr. Maritz of Chakari in May 1971, body had been cat at the back and converted into a coupe imperial. Restored by Keith Rommans between 1971 nad 1975, later sold to Rob Marshall who used the car extensively on rallies. Engine CAT9863 was replaced after it was worn out. Undergone cosmetic restoration in 2010 and taken to Melbourne Australia by Rob.
Model Model A
Chassis No. CAT9863
Engine No. CAA97043 (originally CAT9863)
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Maroon / black
           
Registration Numbers 272-188-F/RHO References
 
 

 

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Year 1930
3rd owner was a Mr. Robinson of Bindura who sold the car to John Rae (Ian) and Anne Findlay, (who changed colours to green /black then yellow / black),  car rebuilt and used in many runs since the 1960s. Later acquired by Dawie Erasmus (changed to current colours) who still owns the car.

Model Model A
Chassis No. 161-484
Engine No. CAE3328
Coachbuilder
Body Style Cabriolet
Colours Chocolate brown / black fenders in 1966, then green / black, then golden yellow / black, now manellas orange  black
           
Registration Numbers H-795/SRH, 299-259-F/RHO
References Photo Viv Westbury
 
1930 Ford A1930 Model A
 

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Year 1930
Built up from several parts cars by John Rae (Ian) Findlay around 1972.

Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAE7426
Coachbuilder
Body Style Coupe
Colours Charcoal grey / black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 

 

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Year 1930 Owned by Roly Wright in 1980.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Fordor Sedan
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References 7th Annual VCC Zimbabwe Rally
 
 

 

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Year 1930 Car taken to Bulawayo from Salisbury by Mike Issacson. Later sold to Henry Bester, then Tony Wright who rebuilt the car around 1968. Owned by Tony till he passed away in 2005, passed onto his son. Possibly now owned by Dave Potter of Bulawayo.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAR8228
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1930 Bought new in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia by a Mr. Wyngaard. Owned by Bryan Gillmaster in 1969. Believed to now be in the UK. Fitted with radiator shell with painted insert top & bottom, fuel tap on firewall recess, making the car at least a 1931 model!
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAD3556
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Grey / black
           
Registration Numbers H-1217/SRH
References
 
 
 

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Year 1930 Acquired in 1973 by Stewart Reeve from a Mr. Muller in Rusape, who said the vehicle had been on the farm since 1940. Part restored when acquired, Mr. Reeve finished the rebuild. Later taken to South Africa.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAD6756
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster pick-up
Colours Yellow / black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1930 Owned by William Robinson in 1966

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAD5022
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster pickup
Colours Black / green
           
Registration Numbers B-6135/SRH
References
 
1930 Model A
 

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Year 1930 Owned by D.R. Forbes in 1966, still owned by his widow Rosanne.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA74150 (1928 engine)
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Phaeton
Colours Green / black then blue / black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1930 Double side mounted spares. Owned by Alex MacKay, then Don Lockhead, Menno Kok in 1964.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA5783
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Black
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 

 

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Year 1930 Built up from parts by George Bennett. Later sold to Alan Napier then Paul Domeney in 2002, who stil owns the car.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAW1256
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Green / black            
Registration Numbers
References

 
 

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Year 1930 Found in Nyasaland (Malawi) in the late 1950s by George Bennett. Nicknamed Henrietta. Restored by George in green / black livery. Later acquired by John Apps of Bulawayo, car now in Cape Town, South Africa.

George also rebuilt a 1931 Victoria Sedan, given to his daughter, taken to the UK.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAO3862
Coachbuilder
Body Style Roadster
Colours Yellow / black then green / black
           
Registration Numbers BT-9124 (Blantyre?), H-17/NYA
References
 
1930 Model A
 

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Year 1930 Purchased by Donald Tibbenham in 1964, complete but derelict - Rebuilt by 1981.


Model Model A
Chassis No. 115676
Engine No. CA 53298
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Deluxe roadster
Colours Washington blue / black fenders, yellow wheels
           
Registration Numbers 51930-V/ZIM
References 7th Annual VCC Zimbabwe Rally
 
 

 

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Year 1930
Rebuilt from parts by Jimmy Drummond in 1977. Owned by Jimmy till 2006 when it was sold to John Pike, Wally Hankey then Andrew Brown in Harare.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA110093
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers
References 7th Annual VCC Zimbabwe Rally
 
 

 

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Year 1930
Bought new from Livingstone Motors, Northern Rhodesia by a Mr. Wood, who lived in Luanshya. Car taken to Southern Rhodesia by his widow in 1959 and put up on blocks in Essexvale, near Bulawayo. Car acquired in 1964 by C. Higgs, who handed the car to Dells Motors in Bulawayo who replaced the brake linings, kingpins and valves. Owned by R. Baden-Powell in 1974.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Dark brown then Maroon / black (1968)
           
Registration Numbers B-8579/NRH?
References
 
1930 Ford A1930 Model A
 

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Year 1930 Discovered in Que-Que, owned in 1972 by Alex Atkinson, then Chris Gael. Owned by Mike Frudd (painted red / black), following several other owners possibly including lan Napier, Howard Butler and Dawie Erasmus. Noted in Bulawayo in 2005, possibly now in South Africa. Original engine from this car fitted to the 1930 Ford A that Alex owned.

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAY8825
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up
Colours Grass green with black wings in 1972, later red with black wings
           
Registration Numbers Q-2/SRH, 8-007-C/RHO
References Photo George Stanley
 
 1930 Ford A

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1930
Originally registered in Northern Rhodesia, the vehicle having been supplied new to Livingstone Motors, Livingstone. Acquired around 1972 by Mr. H. Muller of Morester farm, Rusape. Chris Gael acquired the remains in August 1977 at which stage the car had no rear body, floorpans or seats. A roadster rear body section was found on the Donnington Estates near Norton, and the car was restored by Chris together with parts from other cars. Restoration completed around 1979. Car later sold and shipped to Australia.
Model Model A
Chassis No. IF4075
Engine No. CAO1017
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe
Colours Thorn brown / black
           
Registration Numbers 318-952-L/RHO
References 7th Annual VCC Zimbabwe Rally
 
1930 Ford A Coupe1930 Ford A Coupe

 

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Year 1930
Body no. 9F1156. Built up from pieces by Alan Napier in the late 1970s.
Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CA66592
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster pick-up
Colours Rock moss green
           
Registration Numbers
References
 
 
 

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Year 1930 Owned by C.F. Van Rooyen in 1966, then by W. Clarke of Salisbury in 1970. Restoration commenced in 1965 and the car was used regularly in local events.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. 30A61606
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Fordor sedan, body no. ISF528
Colours Grey
           
Registration Numbers G-1752/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
1930 Ford A1930 Model A

 

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Year 1930
Owned by Hilton Goodall, then Gerry Morgan. Possibly owned by a Mr. Dickenson. Acquired by Alex Atkinson who later took the car to Cape Town, South Africa, where the car was sold around 1982/83. Known as 'Mary'. Engine in this car originally came from the Ford A pick-up that Alex owned.
Model Model A
Chassis No. 8F147
Engine No. CAP1095
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers RH-2004/SRH, 101-424-S/RHO
References Photo Henry Atkinson
 
Ford A
 

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Year 1930 Owned by Sid Moorcroft, a farmer in Umvurwi, car was pretty derelict. Restored by Lat Fuller for Sid in the 1980s. Offered for sale on the www by Peter O. Marchussen of Harare in 2006. Appears to have been inmported into Rhodesia in 1947 by a farmer in the Umvukwes area. Believed to have been sold through Wally Hankey to South Africa.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. OF 507
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References http://www.zimbabwesituation.com/
nov2_2006.html
 
 1930 Ford A1930 Ford A

 

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Year 1930
Owned by Clive W. 'Spike' Morgan in 1964. Sold to Fred Hickman in the 1990s. Possibly now in South Africa. Photo taken in Salisbury
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAT 264
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Blue with black wings
           
Registration Numbers S-47622/SRH
References Nick Wood
 
1930 Ford A

 

Make Ford History          
Year 1930 Bought by V.L. Jenkinson in 1956 from a scrapyard in Que Que, used as a bush vehicle. Then bought by Mr. Richie of Highlands, Salisbury. Acquired by Hilton Goodall around 1963, who restored the car. Photo taken on a Shell Umtali Run. Owned by R.S. Zlattner of Bulwayo in 1969, later owned by Trevor Thomas then a Mr. Pesken of Bulawayo.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA79847
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Standard roadster, body No IF391
Colours Blue/black body & blue wheels
           
Registration Numbers RSE-2309/SRH
References Nick Wood
 
1930 Ford A1930 Ford A

 

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Year 1930
'The Flying Naartjie' owned by Fred Hickman, who had found the car in use as a chicken coop. Owned by  George Fardell in 1965. Photo taken on a Shell Umtali Run. Possibly now in the UK.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAE6931
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Coupe with runble seat
Colours Orange with black wings            
Registration Numbers S-4624/SRH
References Nick Wood
 
 1930 Ford A190 Model A

 

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Year 1930
Rebuilt by John R. Jackson in 1969, still owned by John in 1990, Possibly the car used by David or Ian Jackson in 1980? Taken to the UK by John in 2005.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAO3432
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Maroon / black
           
Registration Numbers U-1655/SRH
References VCCZ Newsletter Aug-Sept 1990; 7th Annual VCC
Zimbabwe Rally
 
 

 

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Year 1930
Canadian built. Ex Fort Victoria, rebuilt by Edward Henry Rowan. Later sold to Matt H. Stevenson of Salisbury, certainly by 1970. Restoration recently completed in 1970, taken part in a few club events. Later passed onto Matt's wife and taken to Bulawayo.
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAP9888 (later CA67379)
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours Chocolate then dark blue / black
           
Registration Numbers S-5678/SRH
References 2nd Rhodesian International Rally
 
 1930 Ford A

 

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Year 1930 Owned by Christopher Bennett of Concession in 1990.

Model Model A
Chassis No. 9F1114
Engine No. CAO1616
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster pickup
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers S-8186/SRH
References VCCZ Newsletter Aug-Sept 1990
 
 

 

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Year 1930
Owned by Howard Butler in 1990
Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References VCCZ Newsletter July 1990
 
 



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Year 1930
Owned by Tony Wright in 1980.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References 7th Annual VCC Zimbabwe Rally
 
 

 

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Year 1930
Found by George Smith, abandoned in the bush and restored by him in the early 1980s. Appeared in an article in the Herald on 19/02/1984. Later passed onto George's son Mike, who owned it into the 1990s. Sold to Dave Riley from whom it was acquired in 2006 by Viv Westbury. After acquiring the truck Viv realised the cab was from a 1932 model and therefore incorrect for the chassis. The cab was removed and sold to someone in Botswana. Viv has fitted a roadster body, no. 6F6255 which had been owned by Bob Southon who had started restoring it before selling it to Robin Hurst, from whom Viv acquired it.  


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA09985
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Truck now roadster
Colours              
Registration Numbers 301-405-N/RHO
References
 
1930 Model A as truck1930 Model A as roadster

 

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Year 1930
Acquired by P.A. Sullivan of Bulawayo in early 1965. Restored before the 1965 Rhodesian National Rally. Built in America.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References 1st Rhodesian National Rally
 
 

 

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Year 1930 Owned in 1965 by J.M. Johnston of Salisbury. Built in Canada


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Pick-up
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References 1st Rhodesian National Rally
 
 



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Year 1930 First registered in South Africa, used by a plumbing company. Later taken to Rhodesia where it was last licensed in 1950 by a Native in the Mount Darwin Native Reserve. Acquired by Charles MacDonald in 1960, after being rebuilt the car ran in the 1962 Shell Run. Believed to have been lent on permanent loan to the Salisbury Bottling Company, on condition it was not sold without the original owner's permission. Today the car stands derelict in the Coca Cola yard in Harare.  


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA37599
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster pickup
Colours              
Registration Numbers S-14688/SRH
References
 
 



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Year 1930 Believed to have been driven from Zambia to Rhodesia in the early 1970s. Later acquired by Alan Napier, then sold to Mike Le Patourel. Collected in 2008 by Viv Westbury after Mike passed away. Currently for sale for Mike's widow.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAA06508
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Open cab truck, body no. 6F1177
Colours              
Registration Numbers NR-7661?/NRH, EG-3882/NRH
References
 
Ford AA



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Year 1930 Acquired as a runner in the early 1970s by Lionel Lindsay, who strippped the vehicle planning on building a hot rod. Bodywork sold in the mid 1980s to Alan Murrell. Adrian and his father Keith started the restoration, which was never completed. Viv Westbury acquired the remains from Adrian in 2007. The photo below shows the vehicle put together with parts from his spares.  


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA5354 (not original)
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster pickup, body no OF1138
Colours              
Registration Numbers
References
 
 Ford A Roadster



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Year 1930 Obtained by Bev Barnes of Marondera from Theo Crynkovic in Rusape, restoration started. Viv Westbury acquired the vehicle from Bev in 2006/07. Viv is currently completing the restoration. Noted the carport in the second photo, it is built from Ford Model A chassis frames!

Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAA124178
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster pickup, body no 6F885
Colours Green / black
           
Registration Numbers S-5706/SRH
References
 
Ford as acquiredFord being restored




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Year 1930 Sold by Tim Stopworth to John Levenderis in 1959. Rebuilt by John, then sold to John Voysey around 1965. Acquired in 1976 by Carl Mouton who took the car to Durban, South Africa.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CA18572
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tudor sedan
Colours Dark green / black
           
Registration Numbers S-8673/SRH, NPN1928?/SAF
References
 
1931 Ford A1930 Ford A



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Year 1930
Acquired by Mr. Kennedy from a farmer in Northern Rhodesia in 1961. Taken to South Africa when he moved there in 1966. Photo shows car on the way to South Africa. Restored in 1974. In 1994 the car was taken by Mr. Kennedy to Brisbane, Australia. Now owned by his son Grant.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style
Colours Black            
Registration Numbers
References Grant Kennedy
 
 Ford A



Make Ford History          
Year 1931
Owned in 1965 by B.Theodore Crynkovic of Rusape. Later seen in the showroom of Smith & Bennett in the late 1980s. Sold by Lat Fuller on behalf of a farming client, believed to have gone to South Africa

1961 Annual Vintage Reliability Run shows Crynkovic with a 1930 Coupe, probably the same car


Model Model A
Chassis No. CAD4370
Engine No.  
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Deluxe roadster
Colours Grey / black
           
Registration Numbers S-5927/SRH
References 1st Rhodesian National Rally; 1961 Annual Vintage Reliability Run
 
Model A



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Year 1931
Found in very poor shape in a State Customs warehouse in Beira by Dave Seaman. Car taken to ZImbabwe and restored by Mike van Breda in the early 1990s.Dave later took the car to America
Model Model A
Chassis No. 11F87
Engine No. CAO5994
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Deluxe roadster
Colours Washington & riviera blue with black fenders
           
Registration Numbers B-391/MOZ?
References
 
1931 model A



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Year 1931
Owned by Jack Reeve of Trelawney for many years. Car rebuiilt for Jack by Mike van Breda around 1989. Jack was so pleased with the restoration that he later gave the car to Mike, who took the car to Perth, Australia. Later sold to someone on the East Coast of Australia.




Model Model A
Chassis No. 6F 7423
Engine No. CAI 4649
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Tourer
Colours Washington blue / black
           
Registration Numbers S-5535/SRH, 451-855-W/ZIM
References
 
1931 Model A before restoration1931 Model A after restoration



Make Ford History          
Year 1931/32
Body no. 16F397. Only 1100 sedans, both slant and vertical windscreen, were built in 1931. Acquired by Ray Stitt in 1978, restoration started. Later passed through Howard Butler, J. Davy and various others before being acquired by Robin Hurst. In 2007 the remains were acquired by Viv Westbury together with a whole lot of parts. Now for sale as shown below.   




Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAE65 (not original to this car)
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Sedan with slanted windscreen
Colours
           
Registration Numbers
References Viv Westbury
 
31-32 slant windscreen



Make Ford History          
Year 1931/32
Recovered from the Bulawayo Car Club spares by Viv Westbury in 2007. Assembled to its present state from spares in Viv's collection, car is currently for sale.




Model Model A
Chassis No.
Engine No. CAP1164
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Roadster, body no. 11F706
Colours Brewster green / black
           
Registration Numbers
References Viv Westbury
 
Ford AFord A



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Year 193*
Firewall changed to try make the car look like a 1930 model, but the victoria sedan only came out in 1931. Thought to have been imported from Canada to Rhodesia in 1947. Owned by Stuart John Clarke in 1969, Ralf Cohen in 1970 and later by A. Lindner.


Model Model A
Chassis No.  
Engine No. CAD9608
Coachbuilder  
Body Style Victoria sedan (Tudor sedan?)
Colours Blue / black
           
Registration Numbers B-5799/SRH
References
 
Ford A VictoriaFord A Victoria

 



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